Journal of Research in Health Sciences

The manuscripts related to COVID-19 are evaluated out of order.

The Journal of Research in Health Sciences (JRHS) is the official journal of the School of Public Health; Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, which is published quarterly. Since 2017, JRHS is published electronically.

JRHS is a peer-reviewed, scientific publication which is produced quarterly and is a multidisciplinary journal in the field of public health, publishing contributions from Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Health Education, and Preventive and Social Medicine.

We do not publish clinical trials, nursing studies, animal studies, qualitative studies, nutritional studies, health insurance, and hospital management. In addition, we do not publish the results of laboratory and chemical studies in the field of ergonomics, occupational health, and environmental health.


ISSN Print: 2228-7795, Online: 2228-7809

JRHS is indexed by:

Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)




WHO-EMRO Index Medicus:

Index Copernicus International:

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International):

ISC (Islamic World Science Citation Center):

Iranian Magazine Database:

SID (Scientific Information Database):

JRHS is also approved by the Iranian Committee on Publishing of Biomedical Journal of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

Vol 20, No 3 (2020): Summer

Table of Contents


Geographical Distribution of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Worldwide PDF
Jalal Poorolajal

Original Articles

Understanding Frailty, Functional Health and Disability among Older Persons in India: A Decomposition Analysis of Gender and Place of Resident PDF
Ankit Anand, TS Syamala, Md Kanchan SK, Navneet Bhatt
A Positive Association between a Western Dietary Pattern and High LDL-C among Iranian Population PDF
Zahra Asadi, Meysam Moghbeli, Sayyed Saeid Khayyatzadeh, Maryam Mohammadi Bajgiran, Roshanak Ghaffarian Zirak, Reza Zare-Feyzabadi, Marziyeh Eidi, Mahdi Taheri bonakdar, Hafeze ِDavari, Ali Asghar Mahmoudi, Nazanin Sheikh Andalibi, Gordon A. Ferns, Hamideh Ghazizadeh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
Dietary Total Antioxidant Capacity and Risk of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Case‐Control Study PDF
Ammar Salehi-Sahlabadi, Amin Mokari, Maryam Elhamkia, Fariba Farahmand, Masoumeh Jabbari, Azita Hekmatdost
Estimating the Loss in Expectation of Life and Relative Survival Rate among Hemodialysis Patients in Iran PDF
Navisa Sadat Seyedghasemi, Abbas Bahrampour, Abbas Etminan, AliAkbar Haghdoost, Mohammad Reza Baneshi
Evaluating Clinical Course and Risk Factors of Infection and Demographic Characteristics of Pregnant Women with COVID-19 in Hamadan Province, West of Iran PDF
Mahtab Sattari, Saeed Bashirian, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Arezoo Shayan, Ensiyeh Jenabi, Samereh Ghelichkhani, Azam Ali Shirzadeh, Ebrahim Jalili, Shohreh Alimohammadi
Developing and Testing an Instrument to Measure the Factors Affecting the Salt Restriction Behaviors among Women PDF
Roghayeh Chenary, Akram Karimi-shahanjarini, Saeed Bashirian, Ghodratollah Roshanaei, Ali Akbar Fazaeli, Ali Mohammadimanesh, Mohsen Jalilian

Short Communications

Implementing Prevention against Tobacco Dependence (PAD) ”Toward the Tobacco-Free Schools, Neighborhoods, and Cities": Study Protocol PDF
Mohammadreza Masjedi, Sonia Ghaffari, Payam Roshanfekr, Mohammadreza Bahrami Hessari, Sanaz Hamzehali, Abzar Ashtari Mehrjardi, Elham Moaaf, Hamidreza Shahsavan
How Can the Epidemic Curve of COVID-19 in Iran Be Interpreted? PDF
Amin Doosti-Irani, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Farid Najafi, Sana Eybpoosh, Ghobad Moradi, Fahimeh Bagheri Amiri, Leila Mounesan, Ehsan Mostafavi

Letter to the editor

Indirect and Potential Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Public Health PDF
Abedin Saghafipour

JRHS Office:

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